Category: Mars

Ingenuity has flown

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter took this shot while hovering over the Martian surface on April 19, 2021, during the first instance of powered, controlled flight on another planet. It used its navigation camera, which autonomously tracks the ground during flight. The image shows the shadow cast by Ingenuity on the surface of Mars. You can […]

Getting ready for takeoff

The Mars helicopter, Ingenuity is being readied for its first flight. The target date will be “from 8 Apr 2021” for Ingenuity to make the first attempt at powered, controlled flight of an aircraft on another planet. Before the 4-pound (1.8-kilogram) rotorcraft can attempt its first flight, however, both it and its team must meet […]

Pictures from Mars – 002

Recently pictures released by NASA from the Mission 2020 to Mars. All images are from https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/multimedia/images/ Update 05 March 2021: As of 05 March 2021, there are currently more than 7,400 “raw” images available from the Perseverance mission at https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/multimedia/raw-images/ This is the best location to view images as they arrive back on Earth. Credits: […]